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HomeSurvivalShelterScout Pit

Scout Pit

by Brian Merrill

(Text and Photos by Brian Merrill)

  

Although this is not the exact location where I built the pit this location is just like it. There was a small depression in the ground where there was an old fallen tree I looked for the top of a hill so there would not be runoff in the rain. Because of the depression I only had to dig down about a foot.

  

Once the depression was done placing the sticks over the pit was time consuming, the hardest part was to not take to many sticks from one area so as to mark where I had been.

  

This is the doorway with the completed pit, The door was a set of smaller sticks that were easy to maneuver into position, with some leaves on top. I will probably weave a door later so that it is one piece and camouflaged.

  

This is the inside from the door

  
This is the final product, I can walk across the top of it and I am 186 pounds but in reality it can hold much more weight.
  
Photos and text Copyright 2003 by Brian Merrill.